DfC Small Grants for Volunteering – Now open for Applications

Department for Communities have secured funding towards the Volunteering Small Grants Programme for 2019/2020. These small grants are a lifeline to the voluntary/community sector and we welcome this encouraging development. Limavady Community Development Initiative Ltd (LCDI), acting as lead for the Association of Independent Volunteer Centres (AIVC) & North West Volunteer Centre, are responsible for administering the Volunteering Small Grants programme as part of NI’s Volunteering Strategy “Join in, get involved: build a better future”.

The 2019/2020 grants are being limited to £1,200 and can only be used for the following:

Volunteer Recognition Event / Thank-You Event (Subsistence)
PPE (Protective Clothing)
Training – the Volunteer Centres are the ideal choice to do the training through and they will help you through all stages from choice of training, to getting the correct paperwork for your small grant (details of Volunteer Centres attached)
The deadline for return of completed applications is 12noon Monday 28th October 2019.
Please Note: It is anticipated that the eligible grant period will run from January 2020 – March 2020. Any group applying should be made aware of this and advised not to apply for a full years rent/insurance etc. as this will be pro-rated down to three months.

Applications will only be accepted through the attached application form rather than through an

online portal. The application form should be completed and emailed along with all the supporting documents (constitution; volunteer policy; bank statement; accounts/income & expenditure) to: smallgrants@lcdi.co.uk


Capital Grant Aid – Now open for Applications

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council invites applications from voluntary clubs, societies, community and sporting organisations for the following;

Capital Grants – The maximum level of funding is up to 75% of eligible
expenditure up to a maximum grant of £20,000

All funding must be spent before 31 March 2021.

Grant Manager Program
To Access the Grant Manager Program, Please click here

Your email address and password will be required for login.

Drop In – Grant Aid Information Sessions for Funding Streams
Venue Date Time
Strule Arts Centre, Omagh Tuesday 22 October 2019 6 pm – 8 pm
Enniskillen Castle Thursday 24 October 2019 6 pm – 8 pm

If you are unable to attend any of the above information sessions, Council Officers will be available by appointment to provide information.

Grant Aid Code of Practice, Guidance Notes and Terms & Conditions can be downloaded. See Below). All groups awaiting the outcome of an application for projects/events must adhere to the Grant Aid – Terms & Conditions.

For advice & guidance, please contact the Funding & Investment Unit, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council:

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